"Tour De Bronx”

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 09:52

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with Transportation Alternatives, in conjunction with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital and Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, will host New York State’s Largest Free Bicycling Event, “Tour De Bronx.” Now in its 17th year, this special biking event attracts a record crowd of over 6,000 avid cyclists from throughout the tri-state area and beyond.

Cyclists will ride a 25-mile or 40-mile route. The routes include attractions like the new extension to the Soundview Greenway; Woodlawn Cemetery, recently declared a national historic landmark; and a portion of the Sheridan Expressway closed for Tour riders; plus historic districts, waterfront, and more.

Following the ride, cyclists are invited to the Tour de Bronx Festival at the New York Botanical Garden featuring live entertainment and refreshments.

WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2011

WHERE: The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse at East 161st Street

TIME: 9:30 a.m.: Cyclists arrive 10:30 a.m.: Tour begins